Jose Mourinho set to launch £22m bid for Belgian midfielder

According to the latest news in British media, Manchester United is linked with a move to sign Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker who is free to leave the club this month if a buyer meets his £22million valuation.

Manchester United watched the midfielder on some occasions last season, and he was fascinated by Anderlecht’s defeat versus the Red Devils in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Dendoncker’s agent affirmed in the summer that his client was keen on leaving Belgium and his head had been turned by attention from Manchester United.

However, Anderlecht’s decision to keep the midfielder against his wishes has backfired somewhat, and they’re willing to accept around £22m for him this month, according to the Sun.

Jose Mourinho’s side spent £145m last summer, but Portuguese manager says he needs more support in the transfer market if United are to make up ground on Manchester City.

The 54-year-old is targeting PSG winger Lucas Moura this month, as well as two full-backs.

However, with Dendoncker available at such a cut-price United could move for him now given his price could rise in the summer.